I first heard about Bitcoin in December 2017, at the peak of the bubble. My college roommates and I were drawing J curves on a whiteboard, predicting $100k Bitcoin and feeling FOMO for not getting in earlier. Thankfully I had no money at the time, and by the end of 2018, Bitcoin had bottomed out at around $3,000, a loss of ~80%. Following the crash I wrote off Bitcoin and never thought about investing in it again.
Then the pandemic hit.
The world was facing another economic downturn due to a global epidemic that was ravaging the world. One of the first acts that Congress passed was the CARES Act worth $2.2 trillion, with stimulus packages in Europe and Asia following suit. …